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Old 11-24-2011, 09:44 PM   #31
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Sweet, looks like you got it started going. Woohoo.
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Buffy's Reef Queendom has inhabitants of 2 Spotted Cardinal, Randall's Goby, Green Mandarin, Blue Chromis, CUC & Corals
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:35 AM   #32
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Yep and all for less than 10 bucks...prob around 25-30 if youd need the glue and lights... still dirt cheap. Just crappy Im moving so any forward progress it makes will prob be null and void
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:30 PM   #33
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Good flow. How are you going to remove the pipe for cleaning?
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:32 PM   #34
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2 screwdrivers-one flathead and one Phillips will take the pipe out not that it matters now that my 125 sprung a leak
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #35
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in all your research for this what would happen if you built it bigger than necessary? like maintain the 35gph for every inch length. but if i where to build it so that my screen where longer than i needed so i dont get the waterfall affect. what if i had too much flow? is 35gph because too much more and i wash the algae off the screen but close enough to properly nourish the algae?

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Old 12-23-2011, 06:06 PM   #36
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In researching it, oversizing the scrubber would simply give you a quicker "scrubbing" ability...meaning it would be able to handle a higher bi-load and also remove spikes more quickly. You can go 2 different routes, pump fed or overflow fed. I personally went with overflow fed for the simple fact hat I didn't see it efficient to have to run yet another pump when I had decent existing flow. All in all, you could make it any size you want, as long as you maintain the 35gph.. which the reason for that number is because water rushing over algae at that rate actually causes the molecular filtering of the water. Something that's not accomplished outside of that. I wouldn't go any higher than 35 gph, once you see the flow in person, you'll understand. Its a pretty high flowrste for such a relatively small area. Oh and lighting is a BIG factor...gotta light both sides and as evenly as possible. I believe its roughly 2-3 watts per square inch.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:28 PM   #37
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lighting... what bulb did you use?
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #38
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26w spiral florescent bulbs with 120v equivalent. I used 1 on each side each with a separate dome reflector
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:38 PM   #39
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hahaha your going to have to spell it out for me... your replying to a guy that has looked for a light bulb for a sump for 3 hours and still not convinced i got the right one.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:46 PM   #40
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Lol why do you think I love fowlr soo much? My lighting requirements consist of " does it look good?" And that's it you prob wanna check the link to be specific but I believe for our 125s we need roughly 125-150 watts per side for lighting
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